Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Crush: Manhattan Nest

So the other day when I was online doing blog hopping research I landed on Manhattan Nest.

Manhattan a blog written by Daniel & Eva who are sophomores at NYU that recently moved into their first apartment together. After reading today's post I was hooked. I settled in with a cup of tea and started at the beginning.

The majority of the posts have been written by Daniel (Eva was home for summer) and showcase some amazing and budget friendly projects that he tackled to turn their apartment into a home.

Check out his bedroom:

That stunning bed originally looked like this:

Only $49.99 and with some imagination, batting, mdf, staple gun, fabric and these steps you now see the finished product in his room.

His desk area is another stunner.

Check out the before:

After a trip to Ikea for some legs and knobs and a trip to Home Depot for some MDF & painting supplies he now has this:

Let's move along to kitchen where you can check out how some accessories, lighting swap, paint job and a duvet turned window treatment can brighten up a space.



Their bathroom also needs a little time in the spotlight.

Check out their bathroom vanity before:

After: No that's not a new piece. It's just gotten a little TLC +wood+paint.

He also gave the walls a fresh coat of paint, which made me love my own black bathroom walls even more:

I can't wait to see what Daniel & Eva do next. If this is what they are doing as college sophomore's I can't wait to see what they accomplish next. Guys if you read this post we must get together and grab lunch one day so I can pick your brains and see that apt in person!

Images via Manhattan Nest



Blogger Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I'm hoping over to visit their blog right after I write a comment...I can't imagine how much fun it would be to write a blog with my husband, and to start out so young! Oh, the possibilities, what fun! Janell

November 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Daniel's wonderful DIYs are only one great aspect of this blog. His posts are also so witty and hilarious--he's an all-around talent.

November 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Heidiopia said...

Love a fun new find!! Thanks for sharing :)

November 19, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love finding new blogs. Off to check them out.

November 19, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Thanks for sharing this one, love finding great new blogs and this one looks like a winner! Have a great weekend!!

November 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Evie said...

I love their creativity! This is a makeover on a budget at it's finest!

November 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Dang I love a good before and after! Headed over there now..

November 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger AB HOME Interiors said...

Fab-U-lus!! Holy cow this is great. This to me, is TRUE design creativity. WHen a designer can work magic like this, it shames all those designers with ridiculous million dollar budgets; and their homes still don't look as great! Great post!

November 19, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Dan @ Manhattan Nest said...

Well thank you, my goodness, what nice things to hear about the blog! A lunch date with the promise of house project/design-related chit-chat? Sounds good to me!

Anyway, thank you for writing this and putting together all those before and afters! I'm tickled!

November 20, 2010 at 4:18 AM  
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